HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across: HBR Guide Series

  • 4h 44m 58s
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022


To achieve your goals and get ahead, you need to rally people behind you and your ideas. But how do you do that when you lack formal authority? Or when you have a boss who gets in your way? Or when you’re juggling others’ needs at the expense of your own?

By managing up, down, and across the organization. Your success depends on it, whether you’re a young professional or an experienced leader.

The HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across will help you: advance your agenda—and your career—with smarter networking; build relationships that bring targets and deadlines within reach; persuade decision makers to champion your initiatives; collaborate more effectively with colleagues; deal with new, challenging, or incompetent bosses; and navigate office politics.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 11 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • What You'll Learn
  • Section One: Managing Up
  • Chapter 1 - Managing Your Boss
  • Chapter 2 - Winning Over Your New Boss
  • Chapter 3 - Steps for Presenting Problems or Opportunities to Your Boss
  • Chapter 4 - Manage Up with Your Mentor's Guidance
  • Chapter 5 - Change the Way You Persuade
  • Chapter 6 - Get to Know Your Boss's Boss
  • Chapter 7 - How to Make Your Boss Look Good-Without Becoming a Sycophant
  • Chapter 8 - Stop Being Micromanaged
  • Chapter 9 - Dealing with Your Incompetent Boss
  • Chapter 10 - Coping with a Conflict-Averse Boss
  • Chapter 11 - How to Give Your Boss Feedback
  • Chapter 12 - Managing Multiple Bosses
  • Section Two: Managing Across
  • Chapter 13 - What Makes a Leader?
  • Chapter 14 - The Discipline of Teams
  • Chapter 15 - Managing Remote Relationships
  • Chapter 16 - A Smarter Way to Network
  • Chapter 17 - How to Deal with Office Politics
  • Chapter 18 - Make Your Enemies Your Allies
  • Chapter 19 - The Necessary Art of Persuasion
  • Chapter 20 - Three Ways Not to Persuade
  • Chapter 21 - Harnessing the Science of Persuasion
  • Chapter 22 - How to Get Your Colleagues' Attention
  • Chapter 23 - Collaborating Across Generations
  • Chapter 24 - When the Direct Approach Backfires, Try Indirect Influence